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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ACE Implementation Guide Updated

Posted June 17, 2020


U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Automated Commercial Environment Implementation Guide has been updated.

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What’s Changed


Relatively minor amendments to the document have been made based on additional comments and other feedback received from vendors in the trade.

The most notable changes that may require coding updates include:

PG01 - adding in the Correction Indicator data element

PG17 - removed the mandatory requirement from the Common Name (Specific) data element

PG17 - added a mandatory requirement to the Common Name (General) data element

PG17 - added a mandatory requirement to Cartons Containing Wildlife data element

The remaining changes include updating the POC info, length corrections of two data elements, and clarifications in the description language of four data elements. All updates and revisions are listed in the guide’s Document History section.

Note: The current schedule for FWS in ACE has not changed (i.e., FWS Harmonized Tariff Schedule flags will be enforced in production for all filers beginning October 2020.

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